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Who We Are

NYU Metro Center functions through the mutual support provided by each unit and role to create one NYU Metro Center. Our organizational chart outlines the vision for the structure of NYU Metro Center. Each piece of our organizational structure is a vital part of the organization and allows us to live our mission, vision, and values. While traditional organizational charts are displayed hierarchically with the organization’s leader at the top, inspired by the work of Jess Moore Matthews, Chief Good Troublemaker and Founder of Backbone Digital Leaders, we flip the script. This serves to feature at the top of the chart those colleagues and sub-units whose work is closest to the students, communities, schools, educators, and leaders with whom we partner, and to illustrate our infrastructure of support for the powerful and life-affirming work of the NYU Metro Center.

We also collaborate with a broad range of partners. These collaborations foster a relationship of innovation and mutual support. 

Centers, Programs, and Projects

Our comprehensive programs and projects serve a wide range of constituencies including community members, parents, students, teachers, and school leaders.

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At a Glance

Race/Ethnicity

  • Black: 25.7%
  • Latinx: 21.4%
  • AAPI: 15.7%
  • White: 32.9%
  • Two or More Races: 4.3%

Education

  • Doctorate: 19.7%
  • Masters: 50.8%
  • Bachelors: 21.3%
  • Other: 8.2%

Leadership

Fabienne Doucet

Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools and Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Urban Education

fd30@nyu.edu

Richard Gray

Director of the Center for Community Organizing & Engagement

rg57@nyu.edu

Silvia Taylor

Director of Finance and Business Operations

silvia.taylor@nyu.edu

Administration/Operations

Rachael "Keno" Moore

Space, Operations, and Facilities Administrator

keno.nettles@nyu.edu

Center, Program, and Project Leadership

Joshua Aronson

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

joshua.aronson@nyu.edu

Joanna Geller

Director of Policy, Research, and Evaluation

joanna.geller@nyu.edu

Matt Gonzales

Director, Integration and Innovation Initiative (i3)

mmg14@nyu.edu

Elise Harris

Assistant Director of Evaluation

emh443@nyu.edu

Wenimo Okoya

Director, Center for Strategic Solutions

wco7805@nyu.edu

Marlene Roy

Project Lead, Metro Learning Communities

mr3230@nyu.edu

Patricia Ryan-Canedo

Director, 1199 Workforce 2000

par3@nyu.edu

Niobe Way

Professor of Applied Psychology

niobe.way@nyu.edu

Ron Woo

Executive Director, Language RBERN

ron.woo@nyu.edu

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